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UNP extends support to D.I.G. Bimshani Arachchi

The United National Party expressed their support for Deputy Inspector General Bimshani Jasin Arachchi following objections over her promotion to the post of D.I.G. Police Welfare. Speaking to media in Kandy, former UNP Provincial Councillor, Shanthini Kongahage, extended her party’s support to the police officer who is currently facing opposition to her promotion. Kongahage explained that under the UNP Government the 19th Amendment was introduced which enabled the National Police Commission to operate free of political influence. It was this police commission that decided that Officer Jasin Arachchi warranted a promotion to the post of D.I.G. Highlighting the experience and professional conduct that Officer Jasin Arachchi has demonstrated throughout her career, Kongahage expressed her confidence that the D.I.G. would continue to carry out her duties to the best of her ability.

 


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UNP extends support to DIG Jasin Arachchi

The United National Party expressed their support for Deputy Inspector General Bimshani Jasin Arachchi following objections over her promotion to the post of DIG Police Welfare.

Speaking to media in Kandy, former UNP Provincial Councillor, Shanthini Kongahage, extended her party’s support to the police officer who is currently facing opposition to her promotion.

Kongahage explained that under the UNP Government the 19th Amendment was introduced which enabled the National Police Commission to operate free of political influence. It was this police commission that decided that Officer Jasin Arachchi warranted a promotion to the post of DIG.

Highlighting the experience and professional conduct that Officer Jasin Arachchi has demonstrated throughout her career, Kongahage expressed her confidence that the DIG would continue to carry out her duties to the best of her ability. Concerns were also raised about the lack of women’s representation in decision making positions within the state system.

Kongahage reiterated the UNP’s support for equal opportunity afforded to women, while questioning why there was organised opposition to the appointment of the country’s first female DIG.

Sri Lankans proudly promote the fact that we elected the world’s first female Prime Minister, however, since then we have fallen behind in ensuring that equal opportunity and representation is afforded to women. DIG Jasin Arachchi has achieved much and she must be encouraged and not opposed.

Kongahage urged the Government to ensure that all women are afforded opportunities that are enjoyed by their male counterparts, which will result in a sizable increase in the representation of women in the decision making positions.